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The Swarm - Frank Schätzing, Sally-Ann Spencer
The Swarm
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For more than two years, one book has taken over Germany's hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, reaching number one in Der Spiegel and setting off a frenzy in bookstores: The Swarm. Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf... show more
For more than two years, one book has taken over Germany's hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, reaching number one in Der Spiegel and setting off a frenzy in bookstores: The Swarm. Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabi-tants begin a violent revolution against mankind. In this riveting novel, full of twists, turns, and cliffhangers, a team of scientists discovers a strange, intelligent life force called the Yrr that takes form in marine animals, using them to wreak havoc on humanity for our ecological abuses. Soon a struggle between good and evil is in full swing, with both human and suboceanic forces battling for control of the waters. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology -- and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller. With 1.5 million copies sold in Germany -- where it has been on the bestseller list without fail since its debut -- and the author's skillfully executed blend of compelling story, vivid characters, and eerie locales, Frank Schatzing's The Swarm will keep you in tense anticipation until the last suspenseful page is turned.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060813260 (0060813261)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 881
Edition language: English
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Aliena's little book corner
Aliena's little book corner rated it
3.0 The Swarm: A Novel
3.5 starsOh man, when I first started this book I admit that I was about to put it away. The first quarter dragged on and on and I couldn't really get into it. For me it was way to much chewing on details. But then it picked up and it got good. In the end I'm glad I stayed with it and finished the b...
The Bookchemist
The Bookchemist rated it
Though crippled in its second half by some cheap pop-literature plot twists, The Swarm is an highly addictive novel that starts from a fascinating scientific base to explore a vast, unknown and massively terrifying world - that lies a few miles off our costs.Featured in my Top 7 Apocalyptic/Post-apo...
B. Morris Allen
B. Morris Allen rated it
4.0
Der Schwarm war anstrengend zu lesen, aber auch gut. Es ist nicht nur riesig, aber intensiv recherchiert und detailliert, mit einer Besetzung von Charakteren die über den Atlantik verbreitet sind. Doch, so groß wie es ist, erledigt Schatzing eine ausgezeichnete Arbeit alle Teile in die Luft zu halte...
christianspohr7
christianspohr7 rated it
Sehr spannend und informativ. Auch wenn es gerade gegen Ende hin zu manchen Längen kommt, ein empfehlenswertes Buch, das einem Einblicke in eine Welt verschafft, die man so nicht kennt.Ich empfehle im Anschluß, Nachrichten aus einem unbekannten Universum zu lesen, ein Sachbuch, in dem Frank Schätzin...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
5.0
Cooler Umweltkrimi - ala die Natur schlägt zurück - zwar Fiktion aber schlüssig und gar nicht so weit hergeholt. Die Killer in diesem Buch sind sehr variationsreich - alles was die Natur so zu bieten hat: Wale, Krabben, Hummer, Würmer....Hier steht die Story im Vordergrund, die menschlichen Charaktä...
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